Adding AD To Existing Composting Site Footprint
The horizontal plug flow digesters, about 115-feet in length, have a longitudinal paddle shaft that slowly rotates. Material traverses the digesters over a typical 21-day retention time.

Two horizontal digesters and an in-vessel composting system enabled the City of Augsburg, Germany to expand processing capacity and include food waste.
Robin Szmidt
BioCycle March/April 2015, Vol. 56, No. 3, p. 42

School District Rolls Out Food Waste Reduction
Composting of food scraps, green waste and tree trimmings is done on-site at Ramona High School in an Earth Tub unit. Student Eco-Leaders monitor the process, weighing and recording incoming feedstocks, taking temperatures and observing moisture levels.

Program servicing rural school district strengthens youth and the greater community’s understanding of the importance of food scrap diversion.
Rich Flammer
BioCycle March/April 2015, Vol. 56, No. 3, p. 79

Sports Venues Tout Reclaimed Water Firsts
The $1.3 billion LEED Gold Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, home of the San Francisco 49ers, uses reclaimed water to irrigate the playing field and a green roof on one of the suite towers, as well as for all toilet and urinal flushing.

The San Francisco 49ers’ new stadium, and an ice hockey arena in Los Angeles, both tap municipal systems to utilize recycled water.
Marsha Johnston
BioCycle March/April 2015, Vol. 56, No. 3, p. 82

Composting, Zero Waste On NYC’s Governors Island
Volunteers assist with mixing foods scraps from New York City’s Greenmarkets with an equal amount of preblended carbon amendment to create an aerated static pile. Earth Matter NY cofounder Marisa DeDominicis in on right.

Earth Matter NY, located on Governors Island in New York Harbor, operates a Compost Learning Center, training programs, zero waste initiatives and a community composting site. Part V
BioCycle October 2014, Vol. 55, No. 9, p. 35

Food Recovery In San Diego
With 14.8 percent of the San Diego region in the food insecure individuals category, increasing food donation is an integral part of the city’s organics program.

Source reduction, diverting for reuse and composting are the best combined practices for food scraps management. This article highlights food donation potential in the City of San Diego.
Ana Carvalho
BioCycle March 2013, Vol. 54, No. 3, p. 33

Next Frontier Of Organics Recycling In California
The Clean World anaerobic digester installation at the South Area Transfer Station in Sacramento is designed to process 100 tons/day of source separated organics.

To achieve its 75 percent goal, CalRecycle estimates California will need to move about
22 million more tons of organics and other recyclables from disposal to recycling annually.
Caroll Mortensen
BioCycle March 2013, Vol. 54, No. 3, p. 29